While waiting to find out where he will play next season, Kylian Mbappé can stack up records in the PSG jersey. And the match against Clermont can allow him to get closer to a mythical double figure.
As we know, Jérôme Rothen is close to the Mbappé clan, and the former Paris Saint-Germain player, who now has his own talk show, sometimes sends messages when it comes to discussing the future of football. French striker. But the two footballers have a common challenge this season, namely that Rothen has the record for assists in a season and that Mbappé can steal this honorary title from him. During the 2002-2003 season, the international midfielder, who was then playing for AS Monaco, made 18 assists, a mark that only Angel Di Maria had equaled in 2015-2016 with PSG. But this season, Kylian Mbappé has already made 13 assists while there are still 8 games left in Ligue 1 by the end of the championship, and inevitably Jérôme Rothen is starting to have a small drop of sweat beading on his forehead. Even to the point of having sent a small SMS to Kylian Mbappé.
Mbappé shakes Rothen
First round victorious.
THIS IS PARIS 🔴🔵 pic.twitter.com/LV771fltYZ
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) February 15, 2022
In Le Parisien, Jérôme Rothen admits that he is indeed keen on this record of 18 assists and fears seeing him leave as Kylian Mbappé continues high-class matches with maximum efficiency, as proof of his three assists and his double on Sunday. last against Lorient at the Parc des Princes. “ I messaged Kylian to tell him to slow down and stop at 17 assists. I know he likes to break all the records, but this one, I would like to keep it “, mischievously confided the former player of Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco. For Kylian Mbappé, the challenge is all the more tempting as he is able to combine the trophy of top scorer and best assistor in the Ligue 1 championship, which no footballer has ever achieved in the history of this season. competition. An extraordinary performance and at the height of what is considered the best football in the world in competition with… Karim Benzema.
🚨 Karim Benzema: “With Mbappé, we would score double the goals.” pic.twitter.com/kw0J5FKGji
— Real Madrid 🇫🇷 (@RMadridFrance_) April 4, 2022
And precisely, when it comes to the comparison between Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema, Jérôme Rothen sees a real similarity between the two attackers of the France team, which he says could end up in the jersey of the Real Madrid. ” What differentiates great players from good players is this ability to keep calm and therefore to have the lucidity necessary to make the right move, when you have to go fast because the game requires it. Thereupon, Kylian experienced a meteoric progression. Like Karim Benzema, he knows how to do everything and we see that he takes pleasure in making a shift, or giving a good pass to his partner. He is happy, and he has developed a whole range of faculties that make him the best player in the world today. “explains the host of Rothen ignites about a player that PSG and Madrid are fighting for tens of millions of euros. Considering Kylian Mbappé’s ferocious stats, despite being only 25 years old, one can understand this battle.